Crow Wing Trail
The Crow Wing Trail is part of the The Great Trail in Manitoba, connecting Winnipeg to Emerson at
the Canada-U.S. Border. It closely follows the route of a Red River Ox-Cart Trail
used in the mid-1800’s.
For years, the Trail was tucked away in history. Since 1999 however, it has enjoyed
a revival in interest thanks to the Trans Canada Trail dream. Volunteers from five
rural municipalities and one First Nation south of Winnipeg created the Crow Wing
Trail Association and have since demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to de-
veloping today’s Crow Wing Trail.
Today’s Trail connects communities using country roads, community parks, bush
and pasture trails, dikes and road allowances. The result is a 193-km adventure with
a rich history, diverse geography and friendly communities.
For those living in an urban setting or outside of Manitoba, the Crow Wing Trail provides a multi-use
pathway allowing a connection with the natural world in this part of the province. While much has
changed with settlement, many areas remain as they were hundreds of years ago.
Our partners give us the incentive to keep doing what we do. Our most important partners are our five
municipalities and Roseau River First Nation. Their annual memberships support our operations and
provide us with leveraging dollars. Actif Epica keeps us going during the winter, with their annual event
on the long weekend of February. In 2016, it became a qualifier for the Iditarod Trails Invitational in
Alaska. We got to meet racers from all over North America and beyond who
appreciated all the work we did on the Trail. The Morris Cadets are getting
ready to identify and establish camping spots at regular intervals along the
Trail, that they can also use for their survival training.
Trail Access Points
There are 10 access points along the 193 km of Trail.
* Blue Trans Canada Trail/Sentier transcanadien signs on provincial roads
* Access Point Signs
* Trailhead Signs, historical and modern maps
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